Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart
- AFC South
- TIAA Bank Field
- Head Coach
- Urban Meyer
- Offensive Coordinator
- Darrell Bevell
- Defensive Coordinator
- Joe Cullen
- Special Teams Coach
- Brian Schneider
- Defensive Scheme
Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, who is expected to be taken first overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars in this year's draft, grew up idolizing Hall of Fame quarterback Peyton Manning, which is why he wore the No. 16 in college. But NFL scouts continue to compare Lawrence to former Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck. Several scouts acknowledge that Lawrence is the best QB prospect since Luck, who was considered a modern pre-draft gold standard at the position. Lawrence doesn't quite measure up to Luck, but he's the closest to Luck's neighborhood of any QB drafted since. Offseason surgery on his non-throwing shoulder shouldn't affect his first NFL training camp. He's expected to be Jacksonville's Week 1 starter, and his experience with the run-pass option should mesh well with new head coach Urban Meyer.
The Jacksonville Jaguars have spent hours zooming with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, and the presumed No. 1 overall pick in this year's NFL draft has impressed the team with his retention of their offensive scheme. Similar to what the Cincinnati Bengals did with quarterback Joe Burrow last year, the Jaguars are making the most of their time with the likely first overall pick. Lawrence had surgery on his non-throwing shoulder to fix a torn labrum, but everything has gone smoothly in his rehab and it's not expected to keep him out at all to begin his rookie season. The 21-year-old has both the talent and football IQ to excel at the next level, and he's expected to be Jacksonville's starter entering Week 1. He'll be a no-brainer first overall pick in dynasty/keeper formats, but Lawrence won't necessarily be a great season-long play in single-season fantasy formats in 2021.
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed defensive tackle Daniel Ross to an undisclosed deal on Friday. Ross played in five games last year -- three with Jacksonville and two with the Las Vegas Raiders -- and recorded eight tackles. He will be expected to come into training camp this summer competing for a roster spot. The 28-year-old was claimed off waivers in December. Ross was also on the Dallas Cowboys active roster in 2017 and 2018. For his career, Ross has 27 tackles, two sacks and two fumble recoveries in 21 games. Ross also spent time on the practice squads with the Houston Texans, Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs.
The Jacksonville Jaguars re-signed defensive end Adam Gotsis to an undisclosed deal on Thursday. The 28-year-old was a second-round pick by the Denver Broncos in 2016 and was, at the time, the highest-drafted Australian-born player in the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 287-pounder brings veteran versatility to Jacksonville's defensive line. He played in every game last season and racked up 37 tackles (four for loss) and three passes defensed. Gotsis will enter the 2021 season with 146 career combined tackles (13 for loss) and five sacks. He will be involved in a defensive line rotation that will include Tyson Alualu, Jihad Ward, Doug Costin and Roy Robertson-Harris.
The Jacksonville Jaguars are signing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback C.J. Beathard to a two-year, $5 million deal on Wednesday, according to a source informed of the situation. The deal will include more possible money in incentives. Beathard, a former third-round pick, primarily spent the last four years in San Francisco as a backup under head coach Kyle Shanahan. He completed 58.6 percent of his passes for 3,469 yards, 18 touchdowns and 13 interceptions in 12 starts. Beathard doesn't have high upside when on the field, but he's capable of leading an offense in an emergency situation behind presume top overall pick Trevor Lawrence. The addition of Beathard could also mean that a trade of Gardner Minshew II is coming soon. Beathard would be a low-end QB2 for fantasy managers if he makes any starts in 2021.